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Girls Who Code at Fashion Week

Standing around Samsung’s tech-filled event space in Manhattan in striped knit dresses and jumpsuits, miniskirts with wavy designs and leggings that went over their heels, PH5’s models looked like disco-mod glam bots sent from the future.

It was impossible to tell just by looking, but among the models at the presentation on Thursday were several nonprofessionals, including two alumnae of the Girls Who Code program, which aims to close the gender gap in technology through education.

“This is my New York Fashion Week debut,” said Adriana Chavez, a home-schooled high school junior who wore a gray sweater with a sleeve that landed past her knees.

“It’s kind of crazy,” said Danielle Mullan, a senior at Hunter College High School, as she tried to take in the scene backstage before the show in a bright red asymmetrical dress. “I’m a little nervous.”

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